Obesity Rivals Smoking And War Among Self-Inflicted Health Risks

Obesity Rivals Smoking And War Among Self-Inflicted Health Risks

These stats on the real dangers of obesity will shock you. ...

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Study Says Early DDT Exposure May Set Up Females For Obesity, Diabetes

Study Says Early DDT Exposure May Set Up Females For Obesity, Diabetes

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times As they reached adulthood, female mice who were exposed in utero and just after birth to the pesticide DDT showed metabolic changes that put th ...

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We’re All In The Clean-Plate Club, Researchers Conclude

We’re All In The Clean-Plate Club, Researchers Conclude

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Seems that most of us take to heart the common admonition to clean our plates, at least when we fill them ourselves. Adults eat nearly 92 percen ...

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Overweight And Obese Kids Are In Denial About Their Weight, CDC Says

Overweight And Obese Kids Are In Denial About Their Weight, CDC Says

By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times New government data suggest a nonmedical cause of America's childhood obesity crisis: denial. According to the Centers for Disease Control and P ...

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Study: Not Enough Exercise Is Likely To Blame For Obesity Epidemic

Study: Not Enough Exercise Is Likely To Blame For Obesity Epidemic

By Deborah Netburn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- A new study suggests that under-exercising, rather than overeating, may be at the heart of America's obesity epidemic. Researc ...

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Michelle Obama Assails Plan To Lower School Lunch Standards

Michelle Obama Assails Plan To Lower School Lunch Standards

Washington (AFP) - Michelle Obama lashed out in a newspaper opinion piece Thursday against Republican plans to roll back recently improved nutrition standards in American schools, ...

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Overweight Teens More Likely To Be Rejected By Thin Peers, Study Says

Overweight Teens More Likely To Be Rejected By Thin Peers, Study Says

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES -- Overweight adolescents are indifferent about the weight of their friends, but not so the thin peers, who are more likely to choos ...

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Medical Cost Of Childhood Obesity Is $19,000 Per Obese Child, Researchers Say

Medical Cost Of Childhood Obesity Is $19,000 Per Obese Child, Researchers Say

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times Are the millions of dollars spent to try to reverse childhood obesity a good investment? One answer might be found in the cost if the condition ...

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Bariatric Surgery Found To Ease Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

Bariatric Surgery Found To Ease Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Bariatric surgery did more to improve symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol after three years than intensive treatmen ...

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Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

Obesity In Young American Children Plummets

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Americans are still carrying too much weight, but a new federal study offers a glimmer of hope amongst the nation’s smallest eaters: Between 20 ...

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